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DESTRUCTION, KREATOR Announce UK Dates

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION and KREATOR will be embarking on the UK leg of the Hell Comes To Your Town tour during late October/early November. Confirmed dates are as follows: Oct. 27 - Milton Keynes, UK @ Woughton Centre Oct. 28 – Swansea, UK (Wales) @ TBA Oct. 29 - Dudley, UK @ JB's Oct. ...

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DESTRUCTION Slam Italian Festival Organizer, Describe Experience As "Insulting"

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have slammed the organizers of The Chiaromonte Festival in south Italy, where the group recently appeared, as completely unprofessional, and have described the circumstances under which they had to perform at the event as "total chaos". According to an official statement, "the band almost cancelled the show because of the terrible organization ...

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KREATOR To Embark On North American Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: German Metal Pioneers KREATOR Embark on North American Hell Comes To Your Town Tour Celebrating 17 years of performing potent yet influential heavy metal music, Germany's KREATOR is geared to devastate North American venues to support its most recent endeavor Violent Revolution, released through SPV Music. KREATOR possesses an extensive history, pioneering ...

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DESTRUCTION To Embark On Australian Tour

German thrashers DESTRUCTION will embark on their first-ever Australian tour during November. The dates are as follows: Nov. 08 - Sidney @ TBA Nov. 09 - Canberra @ TBA Nov. 10 - TBA Nov. 15 - Brisbane @ TBA Nov. 16 - Melbourne @ TBA Nov. 17 - Melbourne @ TBA (All-ages show) ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Top SPIN's All-Time Greatest Metal Album List

GUNS N' ROSES' 1987 debut release, Appetite For Destruction, took top position in Spin magazine's top 40 list of greatest heavy metal albums of all time, ahead of works by pioneering bands such as BLACK SABBATH and LED ZEPPELIN. The top five "greatest heavy metal albums of all time", as chosen by Spin magazine in ...

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THIN LIZZY: First-Ever Live DVD To See Light Of Day

THIN LIZZY will be issuing their first-ever live DVD, entitled Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town, this week through Rhino Home Video at a list price of $19.99. Recorded in October 1978 in front of more than 26,000 fans at Australia's Sydney Opera House, the DVD features eight songs from the lineup of ...

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JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK To Self-Finance Recording Of Debut Album

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, are contemplating the possibility of self-financing the recording of the ...

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CAGE To Begin Recording "Darker Than Black"

San Diego, California-based power metallers CAGE will begin recording their third full-length album, entitled Darker Than Black, on July 12th at Silver Cloud studios (i.e. BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, ROB ROCK) in Burbank, California with producer Joe Floyd (WARRIOR guitarist). The tentative track listing for Darker Than Black is as follows: 01. Kill The Devil 02. ...

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MYRKSKOG Finalize Album Title, European Tour Dates

Norway's MYRKSKOG have set Superior Murder as the title of their second full-length album, due on September 17th through Candlelight Records. The full track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Domain of the Superior 02. Detain the Skin 03. Trapped in Torment 04. Indisposable Deaths 05. Over the Gore 06. Blood Ejaculation 07. ...

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AXL ROSE: "The Coolest Guy In The World"

The following item was posted on the E! Online's Celebrity Sightings page on June 21st: Christian Cage (Jun 21, 2002, 09:13 AM) "On April 7th, I was at the Phoenix, AZ airport with all the W.W.E. wrestlers and was walking around baggage claim and I ran into one of the wrestlers named Raven ...

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Norway's SLAYER Magazine To Unleash Issue #17

Norway's Slayer magazine is currently preparing its 17th issue (dubbed "Witching Metal") containing 68 pages in the familiar Slayer vein, featuring interviews with Jon Nødtveidt of DISSECTION (the first interview after his arrest!), EXODUS, CANDLEMASS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, OCCULT, RAZOR, THE CROWN, MERCILESS, BLACK WIDOW (the ancient UK prog band), MANINNYA BLADE, OMEN, FRANK GOSDZIK (a.k.a. ...

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DRAGONLORD Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

San Francisco Bay Area's DRAGONLORD, featuring current and former members of TESTAMENT, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, which is scheduled to take place on August 2-3 in Wacken, Germany. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: ALABAMA ...

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JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK Confirmed For Germany's METALFORCES Festival

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, will perform live at the Metalforces Festival, which is scheduled ...

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DESTRUCTION Outline Upcoming Touring Activities

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have confirmed the following dates during June/July: Jun. 15 – Rappenau/Stuttgart, GER @ Limbach Jul. 27 – Steenwijk, NETH @ Stonehenge Festival In other news, a UK tour featuring DESTRUCTION, KREATOR and EDGUY, is currently being planned for late October/early November. A DESTRUCTION tour of Australia will likely follow in November, ...

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Former DESTRUCTION Members Launch New Band, Web Site

Germany's JCS (JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK), who feature in their ranks former DESTRUCTION members Sven Vormann (drums), Michael "Ano" Piranio (guitar, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY) and Thomas Rosenmerkel (vocals, also in EPHEMERA'S PARTY), along with DRYROT guitarist Micheal Gerstlauer, and NECRONOMICON/EPHEMERA'S PARTY bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt, have launched their official web site at this ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Album Will Be "Big Improvement"

The current line-up of DESTRUCTION—bassist/vocalist Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer, guitarist Mike Sifringer and drummer Marc Reign—are hard at work on the material for their next studio album, which is tentatively due to be recorded at the end of the year for an April 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. According to a statement posted at the ...

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NILE Complete New Album, Announce US Headlining Tour

Critically-acclaimed death metal powerhouse NILE have completed their forthcoming record, entitled In Their Darkened Shrines. In Their Darkened Shrines was recorded in South Carolina's Soundlab Studios, with production from the band's Karl Sanders and long-time NILE producer Bob Moore. The final track listing is as follows: 01. The Blessed Dead 02. Execration Text 03. Sarcophagus ...

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D.R.I. Tribute CD: Full Details Unveiled

MR. BUNGLE, 40 GRIT and RATOS DE PORAO are among the artists confirmed to appear on the forthcoming D.R.I. tribute CD, entitled We Don't Need Society, due for release later in the year. The full track listing for the album will be as follows (in no particular order): 01. 40 GRIT - "Nursing Home Blues" ...

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